HOWTO: Workaround the Startup Disk Creator Crash on Ubuntu 12.10
Post date: 21-Oct-2012 19:14:59
I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 myself just to find that Startup Disk Creator is broken. It crashes before completing a USB startup disk. Turns out it's a bug and it has already been reported. Fortunately there is a simple workaround until this bug is fixed. Use UNetbootin:
- Open the Applications lens in the Dash by pressing "Super + A". Alternatively open the Dash and select the Applications lens by clicking on its icon on the bottom.
- Search for "unetbootin".
- Click on the appeared "UNetbootin" result. The Ubuntu Software Centre will open.
- Now click "Install" on the entry in the Ubuntu Software Centre.
Now you can launch UNetbootin and make your USB startup disk. I hope Canonical manages to fix the crash soon so we won't need to do this.